1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies

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ISBN 9780367502928
April 18, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
336 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies brings together a diverse body of work from around the globe and across a wide range of fat studies topics and perspectives. The first major collection of its kind, it explores the epistemology, ontology and methodology of fatness, with attention to issues such as gender and sexuality, disability and embodiment, health, race, media, discrimination and pedagogy. Presenting work from both scholarly writers and activists, this volume reflects a range of critical perspectives vital to the expansion of fat studies and thus constitutes an essential resource for researchers in the field.

Table of Contents

1. Fattening up Scholarship

Cat Pausé and Sonya Renee Taylor

Part 1: Defining Fat

2. "Am I Fat?"

Darci L. Thoune

3. Quantifying or Contributing to Antifat Attitudes?

Patricia Cain, Ngaire Donaghue, and Graeme Ditchburn

4. Language, Fat and Causation

Kimberly Dark

5. My Life is Intersectional, so my Coaching has to be

Tiana A. Dodson

Part 2: Theorising Fat

6. Feminism and Fat

Amy E. Farrell

7. Big, Fat, Greek Modernities

Sofia Apostolidou

8. Does That Mean My Body Must Always be a Source of Pain?

Laura Contrera

9. Fatness and Consequences of Neoliberalism

Hannele Harjunen

10. Fat and Transgender

Francis Ray White

11. Fatness and Disability

April Herndon

Part 3: Fat in the Institution

12. Fat in the Media

Katariina Kyrölä

13. Being Fat in a Thin World

Amena Azeez

14. Fattening Education

Erin Cameron and Constance Russell

15. Fatness, Discrimination & Law

Stephanie Von Liebenstein

16. Pregnancy, Parenting and The Challenge of Fatness

May Friedman

17. Fat Studies and Public Health

Natalie Ingraham

Part 4: Living Fat

18. Reclaiming Voices from Stigma

Jenny Lee and Emily Mcavan

19. Save The Whales

Kath Read

20. Fat Hatred and Body Respect

Tara Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir

21. Desirability as Access

Nomonde Mxhalisa

22. The Impact of Being a Fat Chinese Woman in Hong Kong

Bertha Chan

23. Surviving & Thriving While Fat

Sonalee Rashatwar

24. Review of Scholarship on Fat Gay Men

Jason Whitesel

Part 5: Fat Disruptions

25. Genealogies of Excess

Athia N. Choudhury

26. When You Are Already Dead

Hunter Ashleigh Shackelford

27. Transfat

Sam Orchard

28. Lesbians and Fat

Esther D. Rothblum

29. What’s Queer About Fat Studies Now?

Allison Taylor

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Cat Pausé is Fat Studies scholar at the Institute of Education, Massey University, New Zealand, and the co-editor of Queering Fat Embodiment.

Sonya Renee Taylor is an International award-winning writer and performer, published author, and founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, an international digital media and education company committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool of social justice.